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 Mike Falk
 Sports Information Director
 Muhlenberg College
 2400 Chew Street
 Allentown PA 18104

Women’s Lacrosse
2007 Season Review:

For the second year in a row, a tough Centennial Conference schedule put a bit of a damper on an otherwise successful season for the Muhlenberg women’s lacrosse team. Although the Mules won nine games – just one shy of the school record for
Kelli Sakonchick
Sakonchick led a Muhlenberg defense that ranked atop the CC and 29th in Division III in ground balls per game (24.56).
victories in a season – their 2-7 conference record meant the playoffs were out of the picture once again.

Still, the Mules put together a season to remember.

Muhlenberg began the 2007 campaign on a hot streak. With a 13-5 win over Widener, the Mules completed a five-game winning streak – bringing their overall streak to six in a row, dating back to the final game of 2006. The run set a school record for most consecutive victories, squashing the previous record set a year earlier.

After struggling against strong conference teams that included eventual Division III champion Franklin & Marshall, plus two other squads that ended the season ranked in the top 25 in the nation, the Mules closed out 2007 with a 12-goal victory over non-conference rival Neumann.

In that game, the two seniors and team captains – Katie Reimann and Kelli Sakonchick – became the winningest class in school history with 32 victories.

The accomplishments didn’t stop there for the duo. Sakonchick graduated from Muhlenberg third all-time with 79 caused turnovers, and Reimann finished her career third in assists (52), ninth in points (126) and 13th in goals (74). Both were named to the All-CC second team.

In 2007, Reimann was fourth on the team with 45 points on 31 goals and 14 assists. Leading the offense was sophomore Ruth
Katie Reimann
Reimann recorded a personal-best eight points to put her over the 100-point mark for her career in a 21-8 win over Kean.
, who notched 50 points on 39 goals and 11 assists, moving her into the ranks of the all-time leaders at Muhlenberg after only two years with the team. She also led the squad with 47 draw controls.

Sophomore Sara Hiller and junior Taylor Armstrong each contributed 46 points for a 2.88 points per game average, allowing them to round out the top 15 in the conference in that category.

Hiller’s 41 goals landed her 10th all-time at Muhlenberg for goals in a season, and her goals per game average (2.56) tied for second in the CC. For Armstrong, her 23 assists on the season ranked her third all-time at Muhlenberg, and she currently stands sixth in school history with 38 career helpers. She also ranked fifth in the conference with 1.44 assists per game in 2007.

Three freshmen – Amanda McGovern, Danielle Scarrone and Alyssa Bascelli – had impressive debut seasons, each recording at least 20 points.

Sophomore goalie Caroline Shadood led the team on the opposite end of the field with a 10.54 goals against average, which was good for sixth in the CC.

Playing in front of Shadood, Sakonchick recorded 55 ground balls and caused 35 turnovers to lead the team and finish the season ranked No. 2 in the CC in each of those categories. Junior Maura Lane and sophomore Marguerite Farrell rounded out the solid Muhlenberg defense. Lane picked up 33 ground balls and Farrell 32 to go along with 12 and 15 caused turnovers, respectively.

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